Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecan-nxki Approved for Treatment of Breast Cancer

The FDA has approved fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu®, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.) for treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–positive breast cancer. The approval is specific to individuals who have had prior treatment with an anti–HER2-based regimen in the metastatic, neoadjuvant, or adjuvant setting and have developed disease recurrence within six months of completing therapy. "Although HER2-targeted therapies have improved dise...

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Olaparib Approved as Adjuvant Treatment for BRCA-Mutated High-Risk Early Breast Cancer

The FDA has approved olaparib (Lynparza®, AstraZeneca) for the adjuvant treatment of patients with deleterious or suspected deleterious germline BRCA–mutated, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative high-risk early breast cancer who have previously received adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Olaparib is a poly–adenosine diphosphate ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor and is the first approved medication targeting BRCA mutations in early breast cancer. "Approximately 5% of unse...

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Making Strides in Breast Cancer Treatment With Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Significant progress has been made in numerous facets of breast cancer care in recent years, including developments in treatment, imaging, pathology, radiation, and surgery. In this interview, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, a Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program at Hartford HealthCare, highlights the advances that have been made and explains the importance of subspecialties in ensuring that patients with breast cancer receive the most individualized care possible.  

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Applying Recent Advances to Personalized Breast Cancer Care, A Breast Surgical Oncologist’s View: Brigid Killelea, MD, FACS

Over recent years, numerous developments have occurred in the fields of breast cancer prevention, genetic testing, screening, and surgical procedures. In this interview, Dr. Brigid Killelea, Medical Director of Breast Surgery at Hartford HealthCare, explains strategies for incorporating these advances into the care of patients with breast cancer.

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Applying Recent Advances to Personalized Breast Cancer Care, A Breast Surgical Oncologist’s View: Brigid Killelea, MD, FACS

Brigid Killelea, MD, FACS.

Over recent years, numerous developments have occurred in the fields of breast cancer prevention, genetic testing, screening, and surgical procedures. In this interview, Dr. Brigid Killelea, Medical Director of Breast Surgery at Hartford HealthCare, explains strategies for incorporating these advances into the care of patients with breast cancer.  

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Making Strides in Breast Cancer Treatment With Richard Zelkowitz, MD

Richard Zelkowitz, MD.

Significant progress has been made in numerous facets of breast cancer care in recent years, including developments in treatment, imaging, pathology, radiation, and surgery. In this interview, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, a Regional Medical Director of the Breast Program at Hartford HealthCare, highlights the advances that have been made and explains the importance of subspecialties in ensuring that patients with breast cancer receive the most individualized care possible.  

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Insights Into Breast Cancer Treatment and Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Valerie Brutus, MD, FACS

For patients with breast cancer, the approach to treatment requires an individualized approach accounting for factors such as genetic risk, symptom management, and more recently, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this interview, Dr. Valerie Brutus, a breast surgical oncologist at St. Vincent's Medical Center of Hartford HealthCare, discusses strategies for successfully incorporating each of these factors into patients' treatment.  

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Patients Need Layers of Support: Oncology Nurse Navigation and Its Role in Breast Cancer Care With Judy Herrick, RN, OCN®, ONN-CG

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In this interview in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Judy Herrick, RN, OCN®, ONN-CG, the Supervisor of Support Services at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the role of oncology nurse navigation and support services in ensuring that patients with breast cancer receive optimal care during their treatment. Ms. Herrick also discusses the importance of patient education and shares strategies for utilizing available resources to address all facets of breast cancer care.

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Overcoming Pandemic Challenges in Breast Cancer Care With Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®

This latest interview for Breast Cancer Awareness Month features Erin Prendergast, RN, CBCN®, an oncology nurse navigator and Senior Breast Clinical Coordinator in the Breast Cancer Program at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Prendergast explains what she does in her role as an oncology nurse navigator and shares strategies that her team has implemented to ensure that patients with breast cancer receive optimal access to treatment and supportive care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Developments in Breast Imaging and Radiology: A Conversation With Tricia Trammell

In this interview, Tricia Trammell, BA, CRA, FAHRA, R.T. (R)(M)(QM)(BS), CN-BI, Breast Center Manager at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the advancements in breast imaging in relation to screening for breast cancer.


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Improving the Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Conversation With Dr. Sara Tolaney

· Keira Smith: Welcome to Oncology Data AdvisorTM, where we explore the latest advances in cancer research and treatment. I'm Keira Smith. In this podcast, Dr. Sara Tolaney from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be discussing strategies for improving the management of patients with metastatic breast cancer. Thank you for joining us, Dr. Tolaney. Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH: Thanks so much for having me. I'm Sara Tolaney. I'm a breast medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute here in Bo...

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Breast Cancer Genetic Risk and Evaluation With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie Shockney RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Medical Advisory Council, discusses the genetic factors that come into play in the development of breast cancer. In addition, she shares advice for which individuals should receive genetic testing and when, as well as strategies for counseling individuals who are undergoing genetic testing. 

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Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Medical Advisory Council, discusses factors in the risk and prevention of breast cancer. Ms. Shockney shares advice for minimizing one's risk of developing breast cancer and explains the genetic factors that can come into play in the development of this disease.

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Importance of 3D Mammogram Screening by Breast Imaging Radiologists With Lillie S. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In her latest Breast Cancer Awareness Month video, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, discusses the importance of undergoing 3D mammography breast cancer screening, as well as the crucial role of breast imaging radiologists in this field.

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Breast Cancer Pathology and Setting the Stage for Treatment: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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In this new podcast, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and Medical Advisory Council member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, discusses the pathology of breast cancer, prognostic factors for disease outcomes, and the crucial role of breast pathologists in setting the stage for diagnosis and treatment.

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Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction With Lillie S. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

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For this interview in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, discusses current standards and recent advances in breast cancer surgery, including lumpectomies, prophylactic mastectomies, and reconstructive procedures.  

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Enhancing Quality of Life Preservation and Restoration in Breast Cancer With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team help their patients with breast cancer continue to thrive despite their diagnosis? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, shares how to enhance quality of life preservation and restoration for breast cancer patients and survivors. 

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Breast Cancer and Pandemic Challenges: Mammograms and Vaccines With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

Oncology Data Advisor™ · Breast Cancer and Pandemic Challenges With Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG Although the management of breast cancer has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancer care team has developed strategies to optimize screening and treatment experiences in spite of these challenges. In this interview, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical...

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How to Help Breast Cancer Survivors Become Breast Cancer Thrivers: Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

How can members of the cancer care team enable breast cancer survivors to become breast cancer thrivers? Watch as Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University and member of the National Breast Cancer Foundation Medical Advisory Council, explains how to provide optimal care and support for patients with breast cancer during their treatment and beyond.  

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Panel Discussion With Christine Samuel, Mikel Ross, and Lillie Shockney

In this recording of Oncology Data Advisor's Live Breast Cancer Panel, three noted experts in breast cancer management partake in a conversation about recent advances in treatment, strategies and integrative medicine modalities to minimize toxicity, and techniques for enabling patients with breast cancer to thrive throughout their diagnosis and treatment.  

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